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  • Fifty Poems of Attarby Farid al-Din Attar; Kenneth Avery; Ali Alizadeh

    re.press 2007; US$ 20.00

    The 13th century Sufi poet Farid al-Din Attar is renowned as an author of short lyrics written in the Persian language. Dealing with themes of love, passion and mysticism, this book presents the English versions of Attar's poetry. It also offers an analysis of Attar's poetic language and thought. more...

  • Early Women's Writings in Orissa, 1898 - 1950by Sachidananda Mohanty

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 71.95

    Based on archival research, this fascinating book brings together many of the neglected writings of Oriya women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sachidananda Mohanty focusses on a period when women’s writings dealt not only with questions of gender and identity but also with cultural, political and ideological issues of their times.... more...

  • The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagoreby Kalyan Sen Gupta

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 109.95

    The Nobel Prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) - 'the Indian Goethe', as Albert Schweitzer called him - was not only the foremost poet and playwright of modern India, but one of its most profound and influential thinkers. Kalyan Sen Gupta's book is the first comprehensive introduction to Tagore's philosophical, socio-political... more...

  • The Glanceby Jalaloddin Rumi; Coleman Barks; Nevit Ergin

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 15.00

    In 1244, the brilliant poet Rumi and the wandering dervish Shams of Tabriz met and immediately fell into a deep spiritual connection. The Glance taps a major, yet little explored theme in Rumi's poetry-the mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate. Coleman Barks's... more...

  • Colloquial Urduby Tej K Bhatia; Ashok Koul

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 33.95

    Colloquial Urdu is easy to use and completely up-to-date. Written by experienced teachers for self-study or class-use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to spoken and written Urdu. more...

  • The Memory of Loveby John Stratton Hawley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    No Hindu god is closer to the soul of poetry than Krishna, and in North India no poet ever sang of Krishna more famously than SurdD=as-or Sur, for short. He lived in the sixteenth century and became so influential that for centuries afterward aspiring Krishna poets signed their compositions orally with his name. This book takes us back to the source,... more...

  • In Praise of Deathby Janet Kamphorst

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 80.00

    This study documents the historical and religious meaning of battle death in the desert regions of India and Pakistan. It offers new insights into the religious symbolism underlying martial ideals and identity politics with an analysis of heroic and epic genres and the literary-historical processes that lead to the deification of warrior-heroes in... more...

  • Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguisticsby Rajendra Singh

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    South Asia is home to a large number of languages and dialects. Although linguists working on this region have made significant contributions to our understanding of language, society, and language in society on a global scale, there is as yet no recognized international forum for the exchange of ideas amongst linguists working on South Asia. The Annual... more...

  • Sacred Sanskrit Wordsby Leza Lowitz; Reema Datta

    Stone Bridge Press 2004; US$ 14.95

    A guide to the key spiritual concepts behind yoga and other branches of Eastern wisdom more...

  • Mystical Poems of Rumiby Jalal al-Din Rumi; A. J. Arberry; Ehsan Yarshater; Franklin D. Lewis; Hasan Javadi

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    My verse resembles the bread of Egypt—night passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more. Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it. Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold. Like a fish it quivered for an instant on dry land, another moment and you see it is cold. Even if you eat it... more...